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Sushasan Express

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Service type  Superfast
Distance travelled  913 km (567 mi)
Start  Gwalior
Service frequency  once weekly
Stops  10 halts, including Lucknow, Hazarat Nizamuddin, Moradabad, Agra cantt.
End  Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh

The Sushasan Express, an Indian Railways train service launched to mark former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 91st birthday, commenced operations on 25 December 2014. The train runs from Gwalior, the birthplace of Vajpayee, to Gonda, the workplace of Vajpayee Ji via Hazrat Nizamuddin and Lucknow. On 11 November the extended to Balrampur, where Vajpayee was elected for the first time to the Lok Sabha.

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The Express sported a special number, 01111, on its maiden run. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Steel and Mines and the MP from Gwalior, cleared the train to depart Gwalior from platform #4 at 1:20 pm, 10 minutes behind schedule. According to senior railway officials, regular operation of the Sushasan Express (11111/11112) started on 31 December 2014 from Gwalior, and on 1 January 2015 from Gonda.

The weekly train leaves Gwalior on Wednesday, and departs Gonda in order to return to Gwalior on Thursday. The train, during its journey from Gwalior, crosses Hazrat Nizamuddin, Agra Cantonment, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Bareily, Lucknow, Gonda and terminates at Balrampur.

Operating train numbers

The Up train, Gwalior to Balrampur, has train number "11111". The Down train, Balrampur to Gwalior, has train number "11112".

Accommodation

This train consists of 17 coaches, including 2 air conditioned coaches (2 - 3AC, 1 - 2AC, 0 - 1A), 6 sleeper coaches and the rest are unreserved coaches.

Journey

Having 10 halts between Gwalior and Balrampur, it takes 20 hours and 5 minutes for this train to complete its entire journey of 952 kilometers. The Up Train, 11111, Leaves Gwalior at 13:10 hrs. and reaches Balrampur at 09:15 hrs. The Down Train, 11112, Leaves Balrampur at 11:55 hrs. and reaches Gwalior at 06:30 hrs on Friday.

References

Sushasan Express Wikipedia


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